A startling expose of Britain's most valuable asset - its land. Kevin Cahill's investigations reveal how the 6000 or so landowners -mostly aristocrats, but also large institutions and the Crown - own about 40 million acres, more than half the country, and have maintained their grip on the land right throughout the 20th century. The book argues that our present system of landownership is of material detriment to the vast majority of homeowners in the UK, imposing a land tax on homeowners while many of the wealthiest landowners in the country pay no rates and actually receive money in the form of grants and subsidies for owning land. Cahill's arguments are supported with 80 pages of tables, maps and statistics.
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A book of prime -even sublime -importance -- The Irish Times 26th January 2002
According to Cahill the failure to redistribute land in Britain is driving up house prices for everyone -- The Sunday Times 25th November 2001
He manages a fusillade of withering criticism into the landowning ranks -- The Scotsman 8th December 2001
In this brave work, Cahill makes a plea for the last great social reform, land reform. -- The Times 12th January 2002
This lengthy book is packed with the facts and figures of landownership in Britain, county by county, title by title and family by family -- The Independent 11th January 2002
The book has received a total of over 80 reviews or significant mentions to date. It has featured in a series of BBC programmes and has attracted widespread interest, in Parliament, in Government and around the world
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Book Description Canongate Pub Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110862419123